Strategies to Ensure Rapid Response to Emerging Agricultural Health Threats
Guest Speaker: Natalie Roy, Executive Director of AgriSafe Network
Description: Agriculture is a rapidly changing industry with new occupational health threats that must be met by a systemic approach and trained professionals. For example, farm flood threats, as well as other extreme weather events require a rapid response among diverse stakeholders. Additional emerging health threats that require rapid response include opioid misuse, wildfires, and elevated suicide rates dues to the current farming crisis.
AgriSafe’s organizational readiness for addressing these threats includes:
1. Training rural health professionals across the nation
2. Establish partnerships with NIOSH Ag Centers, rural research centers and other NPOs
3. Ongoing needs assessment of Ag producer needs
4. A culture of readiness and organizational expectation to protect and respond
Speaker Bio: As Executive Director of AgriSafe Network for over sixteen years, Natalie Roy utilizes her public health training to improve the quality of health care offered to farm families. In 2003, Natalie assisted rural nurses in the creation of AgriSafe as a national non-profit. Natalie leads the application of technology to deliver web-based health tools and webinar trainings to thousands of farmers and health and safety professionals. She is pleased to work in agricultural health as it relates to her experience growing up on a farm in New Hampshire. Natalie holds a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health.
No registration is required. For additional details and login information please visit: https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections.
This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.
Aug 8, 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM CT
SCR CONNECTions is a monthly web conference presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. The webinar highlights topics such as NLM databases, subject specific resources and technology topics.
Sessions will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.